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WMU releases the name of student who died Saturday

Update, 4:41 p.m.: The university issued a correction to indicate Jusick graduated from Portage Central High School. The story has been updated.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- UPDATE: Western Michigan University has released the name of the WMU student who died of unknown causes on campus this weekend.

They say Morgan Jusick, of Paw Paw, was an 18-year-old freshman living in Henry Hall. A friend found her unresponsive in her room around 11 a.m. Saturday. Emergency crews were called immediately but could not revive her.

There is no indication of foul play, and a cause of death was not apparent. An autopsy will take place this week.

Jusick was a 2015 graduate of Portage Central High School. Her major was University Curriculum/Interdisciplinary Studies.

"She was a terrific young lady from a great family," principal Eric Alburtus said in an emailed statement. "She was funny and connected well with friends and teachers. And I am so sad to hear about her passing."

WMU began immediately reaching out to Jusick's hallmates, friends and classmates on Saturday to offer counseling and help them deal with her death.


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are investigating the death of a Western Michigan University student.

The student, an 18-year-old female from Paw Paw, was in cardiac arrest upon police arrival just after 11 a.m. Saturday to Henry Hall, university police Lt. Brian Crandall said. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Her name has not yet been released.

The woman is a freshman at the university. Foul play is not suspected, and an exact cause of death is not yet known, Crandall said.